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. unacceptable. >> after trailing obama, polls in virginia show the race is a dead heat. >> we need to take back america. it is up to you guys in virginia. >> it has been that way ever since campaign advisor say his first debate performance -- when the candidate came back he showed new confidence. the volunteers were energized and they saw of the bomb in the polls. it remains neck-and-neck in the state. a state mitt romney very much wants to change from blue for barack obama back to read with the win for the republicans. it will be three other names under the virginia ballot. he served in virginia state senate as a member of congress between 1997 and 2009. carey johnson was the republican governor of new mexico. a representative of the green party. he she is a position focused on the environment. she was arrested for taking supplies and food for activists in texas. this could make a difference in the tight race. >> another big competition on the ballot is the senate race between tim kaine and george allen. the numbers show the lead is shrinking. the latest poll shows 50% and allen at 46. 4% are
at the internals of the washington post poll, i doubt that obama will carry virginia. don't know if it's the economy or the benghazi. where we had this strange story over the weekend that the secretary of defense apparently refuse to obey the president's order, if the president is telling the truth and he instructed his assistants to get aid to benghazi, we're now being told that the secretary of defense canceled that. i think these type of things drag down the president. you notice that he's cancelling his trips over the hurricane. he didn't cancel his trips over benghazi and you have to wonder, between benghazi, the price of gasoline and unemployment, just how much the burden the president is going to carry into this last week. >> he does have a burden. as you point, with a lot of those stories coming out. at the same time, he's built up a lead in some of these battleground states. according to a wealth polls that we have seen across the country. it raised the prospect of governor romney winning the popular vote. losing the electoral college. republicans won't exceaccept th is he rig
would win, based on the superior effort of the obama campaign at this point turning out early voters. >> evan? >> butobama the whistle of a long way to go. >> nin >> i hate e doing this but obama because of the ground game. >> colby? >> the national tracking polls has been very close. in the batattle e ground statates, obama still holds a lead and that will put him over the top. >> what is the ground again, mark? >> the organized effort by the campaign over months to identify and not only supppporters but people w who are undecide it, and persuade them on a one by one retail basis. weeks before election day, at you know who your voterers are and you get them to vote. >> in many of the battle ground states, obama has more field offices. >> it is down to micro-managingng and micro-issug these folks. republicans had a better ground game in 2004, and a lot of people think that is why they won that close electio and it fell into disrepairhey are building it back up now, bbut i don't think they are anywhere near where obama is yet. >> which candidate as the mt enthusiastic and engaged, mos
. the latest abc news poll shows mitt romney leading by one point. and while president obama enjoys overwhelming up port from african-americans, it's complicated. a new documentary series asking, will those same voter who propelled him to victory in 2008 turn out again? here's abc's pierre thomas for your voice, your vote. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> in this campaign ad released today, superstar rapper jay-z encourages black voters to get out the door and into the polling booth for barack obama. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> reporter: with a 96% approval rating among black voters, though -- >> four more years! four more years! >> reporter: you may wonder why it's necessary. the reason? while support for the president among the democratic faithful remains high, this time, there's a decidedly different feel than that of election night 2008, a historic moment for the country as a whole, but a particularly meaningful one in the african-american community. >> i can't believe it! >> reporter: the tears flowed freely. raw emotion, hard for m
i would today. joe biden went to wisconsin. but the top two were both in ohio. the latest polls show president obama with a slight lead there, but neither side is ready to call it over. it is the chance at being heard across mitt romney land. >> four more days. >> it is time. >> both sides are counting the days between now and tuesday. barack obama was greeted with chants of "four more years." he reminded the crowd. >> in four days, you have a choice to make. it is not between two party is orwo candidates. it is a choice between two different visions for america. >> the obama campaign says unemployment went up because more people are re-entering the job market, newly optimistic about jobs being created. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. >> but mitt romney was quick to insist not enough new jobs are being created to energize the still is the candidate who knows how. >> i will have a lot of people offering advice, and i know a lot about it myself to begin with. >> virginia remains one of the most coveted prizes to win on tuesday. barack oba
. obama campaign officials argue polls of early voters in battleground states suggest their bank of obama votes means that romney will have to win on election day well more than half the votes in key states to win. but the president is not relying solely on early voting or even on this new rekindled bipartisan pitch. in this state alone, diane, president obama and his allies have run 16,000 more ads than romney and his allies. and if that's not enough for you, on monday, president obama will be back here in ohio with bruce springsteen. diane? >> okay, thank you jake. >>> and also tonight, the latest in our brand new daily abc news/"washington post" polls. tonight, the poll gives mitt romney a one-point edge. so, we asked abc's david muir to tell us his strategy for the final stretch. >> reporter: mitt romney bolting through the battlegrounds. today, on the plane, it was the candidate taking pictures. romney capturing images of his staff sneaking a nap as romney races to the finish. in just the last 24 hours, virginia -- >> virginia, we're going to win on november 6th, i'll tell you that.
. >> this is a critical place for us. five more days. >> the latest abc news poll shows a dead heat nationally. both sides claim to be winning in the battleground. president obama is a head its three poles in the most critical ones. president obama is working to shore up his midwest firewall. ohio, wisconsin, iowa will see a attention from him over the next five days. in virginia today. yesterday he spent all day in florida. both states he absolutely must order to get to the white house. neither side can say for sure the impact sandy has had on the race. past today's, was on the trail talking bipartisanship while obama had the op showing it republicanrsey christie, one of romney's biggest allies. obama got high marks for his handling of the storm in poll.test >> a great guy, very had governor whitman. -- with him. >> the next five days will be campaigning, and intense sprint to the finish line. stay with us abc 7 for the comprehensive coverage of the race for the white house. at 12:30 will talk with our "politico" about to watch for. a developing story in stafford county. manhunt underway for a man making
it resumes today after taking a break for hurricane sandy. the most recent polls show president obama with a slight lead in nine key battleground states. the presidential campaigns are in full swing today. the final sprint to find out who'll run the country for the next four years. president obama surveyed the damage on a 60-mile stredge of the jersey shore. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> in such a tight race, romney couldn't afford to lose another day on the campaign trail, stopping in florida, a must-win state for hip. romney set aside his attacks and took a more subdued tone. the president gets back on track today with stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. >> romney will be close to roanoke this morning. 19 million people have voted so far. it appears there have been more early republican votes in colorado. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much, john. it is 4:37 now. we're looking at 45 degrees. >> we're hearing from the mother of anne local t
-by-side with president obama. joining forces in this crisis. and just as our abc news poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat, with five days to go before americans get to the polls. your voice, your vote. and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisan ship today, a trait many undecided voters process to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back. even stronger than befo
, the president the northeastern corner. latest tracking poll showed that the race is tight, but a slew of data ground state polls edge to the president. >> mitt romney has about 48 adjust that. >> ohioan not be able to escape the political spotlight. president obama will be here day until the election day. >> of course, abc 7 is your for the most up-to-date information. with oure speaking partners at politico about what jobs report mean for president obama and mitt romney. >> the presidential race is just several big items on ballot in maryland. the final day for early in maryland. we are at a polling site in landover. last day of early voting in maryland. see the peopllined up .ehind you you can see this very long at this learning center. this is what people are having endure on this last day of voting. of these people got here this center opened at 8:00 in the morning. far, 1000 people have cast their ballots. statewide, records are being set .votingly 8% of eligible voters in the maryland have taken this early voting opportunity. as longhey are waiting four hours. are just try to make the b
times" poll we got yesterday, halloween. obama up by five points, 50-45 over romney in ohio. if, you know, like i said you don't know the impact of the storm. you've don't know, every poll says something different. so you don't know how it will play out. all eyes really, ohio and -- and florida. but then democrats could be losing ground, in what they thought were solid blue states including michigan and minnesota now. >> you would think though the folks in florida, with all of the hurricanes that they get, they want someone they can respond, vigorously and robustly to, to this type of tragedy. and with chris christie, vouching for president obama, i would think that that would have some sort of effect on, perhaps florida voters. >> you know what else, i hope i haven't, mentioned new orleans on the show this week. i think when the way you see politicians and your local leaders, even media, wall to wall coverage. to me all of this living through this for a second time is proof of how katrina changed the nation's psychology when it comes to storms. >> yes. >> how many lessons have been
americans go to the polls, "your voice, your vote" today president obama and governor romney put the bricks on the campaign until sandy is over. jake tapper explains. >> reporter: president obama was a no show to his own rally whisked away on air force one to get ahead of the worst of hurricane sandy and to warn those in its path. >> when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: the white house eager to share the president looking in command released these two photographs meeting with advisers preparing for the storm. between his and mitt romney's campaigns, 30 events have been canceled. two events went on without the president. including one in youngstown, ohio where many former president clinton and vice president biden got a firsthand feel for the storm's winds. those heavy winds and rain may impact early voting in ohio and four or contested states are directly in the storm's path also with early voting. s president is not scheduled to be back on the campaign trail till wednesday but that like everything else this week is subject to cancellation. diane? >> all right,
.s. the greatest nation honors. >> the polls show this is a dead heat nationwide and is a sign of how close it is that obama spent time in wisconsin, a state they had been counting on. he picked up one sandy-related endorsement. michael bloomberg cited his handling of the storm in backing president obama. the romney campaign has their share of high-profile celebrities in their field offices making phone calls. you may get a call from one of the romney sons in part of the battle to get out the vote. virginia is one of the most important must win states in this campaign. >> as we get closer to election day, the battle for the commonwealth of virginia continues. we will bring you our final special and hear from voters, veterans, and the candidates on what will be the deciding factors in virginia. quex>> the latino vote is one element of the battle. >> a massachusetts man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for plotting an attack on the u.s. capitol. he was sentenced this morning in pleaded guilty in july to planning to use remote controlled model planes packed with explosives to blow up h
again with the romney campaign heading to new states. and new polls showing president obama holding slim leads in the key battlegrounds. it's "your voice, your vote." and abc's jonathan karl is in florida. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. that storm did not delay this campaign for long. joe biden and mitt romney will be campaigning hard down here in florida today. the storm has forced the president to cancel several campaign events. but it has also given him a chance to show some presidential leadership. >> my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape. get resources where they're needed. >> reporter: and later today, he'll get a firsthand look at the damage on the new jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. s
. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or to take the blame if the response is bungled. all told, 16 campaign events have already been canceled. mitt romney canceled three in virginia, moving westward to ohio, where he met up with paul r
/"washington post" poll shows the race is tied nationally. 49% for mitt romney. 49% for barack obama. but each side seems convinced their winning. the obama campaign points to the battleground states. all eight of the states where they're campaigning the hardest, the president is tied or winning. but romney points to michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, three states thought to be solidly democratic, but where obama is now playing defense. the president, back on the campaign trail today. going to wisconsin, colorado and nevada. mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia. george, you can expect both of them to be campaigning virtually nonstop between now and tuesday. >> no question about it. they're going to be focused on the white battleground states and the pink in north carolina, over the next several days. want to give you a sense of each side's strategy. what the obama campaign is trying to do is build a firewall in the big american states, iowa, wisconsin. he gets to 271 electoral votes. and if mitt romney wins all of the other battlegrounds right there, he'll come up a little bit short, whic
a president obama edge, including in ohio where as we talked about, 50% plus in polling, over and over again we see an edge for president obama in mitt romney's must-win state of ohio, so we're going to see the candidates spend a lot of time up there. ohio will get a ton of attention from both candidates. president obama knowing that's a place where he can stop mitt romney cold, so you look at this map right now, and you can continue to have to say, president obama has the edge. >> we're hearing that mitt romney is going to pennsylvania. most people would say, why spend time there? i mean, that clearly is joe biden's backyard. >> maybe this is a head fake, a bit of a hail mary from the romney campaign. the intriguing thing is the obama campaign is responding with advertising in those states. they're not sending the president there directly, although bill clinton is spending time in minnesota and joe biden, son of scranton, will be in pennsylvania before this is out. >> very interesting final few days here. rick, you've been a great asset to us through the campaign season. we'll hear from you
voters go to the polls. >> we have seen some of the effect. both governor romney and president obama have canceled events in virginia. one big impact right now. also, it's going to effect their effort to get out the vote. didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. it could complicate it in virginia and ohio. two other key states that will impacted. then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. in the last nine days. >> in some ways this is the real october surprise. i wonder, if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> you show that you're in touch. the president was already talking to the federal emergency management agency. he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. more than any other factor. >> in nonweat
and the president will take action on climate change. president obama campaigns in bristow, virginia tomorrow. we invite you to tell us about any problems or any issues you might see at polling places across the d.c. area. we have all the details at wjla.com. >> still ahead, u.s. officials disputing a new report on the response time to the deadly attack on the american consulate in libya. >> tragedy among sandy's bruins in new york. a [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurtrt. this greek style yogurt has style. you can say that again. why thank you. this greek style yogurt has style. okay. stop saying it now. you're sending me mixed messages. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >> we're at the ywca, where we provide educational training, health and wellness, and social justice advocacy. check us out on our website. >> good morning, washington. >> good morning. it's 41 degrees outside, a chilly start. >> i need to -- you might need to grab the golos = = gloves. >> or maybe even a hat. we have a little sprinkle or snow flurry po
tomorrow in maryland, but polls will be open on friday as well in virginia. in-person absentee voting will continue through the weekend. >> presidential campaigns have taken on a different tone in the wake of hurricane center. >> president obama spend the day touring the damage of center with one of his political opponents now one his allies. >> the campaigns as you know have been walking a fine line. when is it too early to truly politick again and where? the focus is split, especially when a catastrophe brings otherwise political enemies together. in what would otherwise be an unlikely pairing, president obama and governor chris christie teamed up today putting politics aside and disaster first. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you have rebuilt. >> chris christie, a strong supporter of mitt romney, has continued to stress this is no time for something. >> we would like to argue with each other about other stuff but first, we have to argue about this. >> it was decided a presidential appearanc
, the race for the white house. a note about the storm, vote egg and today, president obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters, as the clock ticks down. five days until americans go to the polls, your voice, your vote. and tonight, our brand new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. the president with a one-point edge. he also got a big helpful endorsement today and i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. >> reporter: that's right. mayor michael bloomberg had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse, today, he said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. that comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday and the poll you cited shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who are worried they're not goin
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